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Relay For Life Raises Thousands In Wicomico County


SALISBURY, Md.- Relay For Life is held in more than 5,000 communities and 20 countries around the world. Friday night Wicomico County held its own Relay For Life fundraiser.

Penny Travers is walking with her family as part of team "Penny's Loafers," she was diagnosed with breast cancer in April.

"My aunt was diagnosed about 5 years ago as well so it hit a little closer to home unfortunately, so but it's been great so it's really an awesome event," she said.

For her son Jacob, his first Relay for Life is inspiring. "It's a lot of encouragement, it's really uplifting to see the amount of support people are given," Travers said.

Like many Relay For Life teams, "Penny's Loafers" is made up of family and friends. Travers' sister Pamela Hammond organized their team.

"Our journey so far has just been so short and we hope everyone has wonderful health and wonderful outcome on the news they've just received," Hammond said.

And things are looking up for Penny Travers. "Health-wise I'm doing really good, doing better than what we thought I was gonna do and it's gonna be a long road but so far so good," Travers said.

"We hope and pray that Penny  lives to be an old woman," Hammond said.

The Wicomico County Relay For Life usually raises $200,000 for cancer research.

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